The Legally Lean™Program is a project of Running Friends Forever, a non- profit organization established in 2002 to serve underserved individual athletes and/or athletic teams with athletic gear, sport fuel, scholarships, performance nutrition & training seminars & even emergency medical relief in times of need such as after natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy ‘12 & the Haiti Earthquake,’10. Running Friends Forever has sponsored events which have raised more than $50,000 for global recipients Save the Children, Rosemina de Diegue Orphanage, Children of Haiti Orphanage, Charity Water, Give2theTroops & Oxfam America.
Since 2006, more than $5000 has also been awarded to high school athletes honored for their achievements on and off the track, in the classroom & in the community. Two of the scholarship recipients have included 2008 Olympian, runner Jennifer Barringer (Simpson) & 2012 triathlete Manuel Juerta. The college scholarship awards is dedicated to the memory of Roberto Antonio Castillo, a 48 year old, 800 meter 2003 Master’s World Championship 2nd place winner who was killed by a hit and run drunk driver while training.
Running Friends Forever + Legally Lean™= Healthy Student Athletes & Teams
In an effort to enlighten & educate young athletes about the dangers of steroids, performance enhancement drugs (PEDS), tainted supplements & other detrimental lifestyle behaviors such as eating disorders, alcohol & drug abuse & inspire them to select healthier food, fitness & training strategies, Running Friends Forever is donating athletic gear, recovery fuel, meals, snacks & beverages; meals, vouchers for pre/post-game meals & snacks in partnership with restaurants nationwide called the Legally Lean Training Table©. Training Tables programs at restaurants such as Sir Pizza Restaurants will provide athletes & teams with food guidance to help them perform better on the field & recover faster.
All Legally Lean© Sports Performance & Nutrition seminars, presentations & other on-site events will be supported by your school, club or team donations to support athletes in need of healthy food for training.
If your club or team is interested in a presentation or if you would like to make a donation to the program, please contact us TODAY.